The Science of Milk

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The first substance most all mammals taste is milk. Why are we all so obsessed with milk? Explore the world of lactation, the dairy industry, and different types of milk with a video that explains the science of milk.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class groups research various mammals that lactate and produce milk, and then present their findings to the class
  • Flip the lesson having viewers watch the video and complete the quiz at home coming to class the next day for a whole-class discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Best suited for an older more mature audience, such as a high school biology or health sciences class
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Pros
  • Graphics demonstrate how milk stays fresh in the dairy industry, supporting the instruction of the topic
  • Offers statistics of how much milk is produced each year
  • Comes with discussion questions, a quiz to check for understanding, and links for further research
Cons
  • None